Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Female Sneaker Fiend spotted at the Prom

I was chaperoning a Junior Prom last weekend and had the pleasure of meeting female sneaker fiend Destiny Lacrosse and her date, Amy. She rocked these DCs quite well I think, especially matching them with her girlfriend's dress...  Congrats to the happy couple! (Nicest kicks at the dance, too...)

Sunday, May 20, 2012

New Flava for your ear-Auntie Maria's crib by Nitty Scott

Even though this video is 7 months old and is not exactly new, it's a dope track none the less. Not only is Nitty Scott an FSF, she is the future of Hip Hop. And she'll be featured at the upcoming Sole Connections event with us in NYC! Take a listen:

Palm Leaf Pack by Vans Vault

Summer is vastly approaching and nothing says summer like a pair of Vans and palm leaves. Vans is dropping a palm leaf print pack on two of their most popular silhouettes (SK8-Hi and Era) are available in two colorways. Check it....

I'm digging the laid back vibe from these. This Palm leaf pack has no release date yet.
 Pic and info via Nice Kicks and Provider

Friday, May 18, 2012

Sivasdescalzo offers Nike x Liberty "Fast Love Pack"

Nike x Liberty London Air Max 1 ND
Sivasdescalzo is a sneaker shop in Barcelona that is offering the Nike x Liberty "Fast Love Pack", as well as a number of really nice women's designs (and men's too of course). If you're out that way or looking at sneakers online, check 'em out...

New Logo Tees at FSF...

FSF has new logo tees for the Spring! A brand new royal blue and the 
ever-popular-can't-keep-em-stocked white on black.

Below is FSF founder Lori Lobenstine rocking her royal blue (size medium). 
It's a Gildan 100% cotton crew neck.  Color runs truer to the blue above.

Tees available at the FSF Online Store.

Sole Connections Event NYC

Sneakers for Success is a great new nonprofit that aims "to inspire, empower and motivate under-represented youth towards academic success through sneaker culture." For more info on their exciting programs, check out their site sneakers4success.org

And don't miss this exciting fundraiser in NYC! It's your first chance to see Bobbito's Doin' It in the Park documentary about pick-up basketball in the Big Apple! To RSVP and get your ticket, check out soleconnections.eventbrite.com.

We'll see you there!

R.I.P. Herschel 1997-2012

Big shoes to fill...there won't be another one like my good boy Herschel.
Posing with his Nike IDs...
And snoozing on the Nike Swoopes back in 97...

Frshr Than Your Avrge Brooklyn Recap

 Frshr Than Your Avrge Sneaker Battle hit Brooklyn last weekend, and it was well worth the trip! Apologies for the slow-post!
 This time the battle featured guest judges, although the final vote always came back to the crowd...
Boston wins again! This time the winner was "Slova Don" from Boston, winning with his Nike Bespoke "Crown Royals" Here's me handing over the trophy (and talking a little shit cuz he's is the first guy to win, and both runners up have been females too =)
Shy with her runner-up Melvin SBs. For more of Cali du Blanc's great shots from the battle, click here

 Vashtie Jordans in the building!

 Bloodline Fresh are the good guys who put on the show! Thanks for everything guys.
 These Tiffanies didn't win, perhaps cuz of the Jersey flavor?
 Remember the Playstation AF2s?
 Flower chats it up with DJ Clark Kent, Premium Pete and Shariq from GC Skate Shop

 Those crazy Liberties...

 The newest FSF logo tee... available now! And me chilling with my goddaughter Sophie.

Lots more pics over at SneakertubeTV, thanks to FSF's own Cali du Blanc.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

MTV2 and Hustle Simmons presents Chicago Hip Hop

Hustle Simmons and MTV2 are bringing us a night of true Chicago Hip Hop this Saturday May19th!! Hollywood Holt will be there performing along side Sir Michael Rocks!

Doors open at 10pm and FREE all night ladies and gents...So please come prepared to juke and be dressed fresh to death! Can't wait to see you all there!!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Laced Up!!

On Friday Miss Brenda Bee and I had the honor of meeting Tippy and BReal from the upcoming sneaker documentary called Laced Up. He set up us out in Humboldt Park with a few of our fave pairs, cameras and mics an we were ready to film! Brenda and I talked about the sisterhood that we have as FSF'ers and the struggles of being a female sneaker fiend. We touched on other topics such and Nikes responsibility as a corporate company, what got us into sneakers, what sneaker holds sentimental value to us and what we do as women to unify the culture. I can't wait for the full film and to be able to share it with everyone!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

I would like to Introduce Chicago's own Forever Fly Crew

I came across this brand on twitter and it immediately had my attention for a few reasons. One of the being that they are from Chicago <3, two they represent for the females and three..Well the name of the brand speaks for it self....They are Forever Fly. I asked them to if they would like to do an interview with us and they were more than happy to support FSF. So with that being said here is out Q&A with the Forever Fly Crew....

Whats up!!! Let's just get right down to business....

-Where is forever fly based?

We're based in Chicago, the city we all were born and raised in...

-See that's one of the reasons I like ya'll.. Chicagoan till Chicago win!

-When did the crew come up with idea and how did the start up come about?

Forever Fly was launched in March of 2010. When it came to choosing a name
we needed something that would be simple, catchy, easy to remember but the most important
thing was to find something that would reflect our brand. The crew came about after forever fly was started. At first we were just four guys working on a brand. But we discovered that our story was just as unique as our brand. That's when we decided to display our image rather than only clothing. 

-Okay okay, I like that! The brand and what it does for unity is more important than the clothing it is represented on...I can dig it!

-What do you want for your brand?

The main thing we want is to show is anything is possible. It's crazy that young men from the west side of Chicago can build a business from the ground up and in return do things to better the community around us. We try to make classic clothing opposed to focusing on whats trendy. We sell most of our clothing through meet ups because we feel it works for us. That personal connection with every customer is everything to us and we really do enjoy meeting the people that make us who we are. Every person that makes a purchase with us is buying their way into our crew and they represent us every time they wear it. 

-Why should female sneaker fiends rock your brand VS other female clothing lines?

We never intended on starting a separate line for women, it was something that built itself
Since our launch, we always received custom orders from our women customers. With no prior 
experience in designing for women, I needed help from the Forever Fly ladies to make 
something that they would like. That's when we decided to reach out for opinions through our social
network pages. So in reality, the women's line was really created by the people who support it.
We want our female fans to support all small businesses but they should rock Forever Fly more because we're  DOPE and they're not.

-I know that it wasn't intentional to produce to a line for females but what changed your mind?
A lot people in our fan base are female and we wanted to do something to cater to them. We didn't want to leave anyone out. We even started a campaign #NoChildLeftUnFly for the kids that wanna be Forever Fly.

-This I love a brand made for women by women!! I love that! And the confidence!! ahaha

There you have ladies! Hit them up on Facebook or twitter! Or on these right here interwebs at:

AstroWifey Featured on You and Me this Morning!

Our homegirl and one of FSF's favorite nail artist Ashley of AstroWifey needs no introduction her nails speak for them selves!!! 

Astro Wifey is one of the featured artists on Chicagos own You and Me This Morning!! Summer Jackson showed up at Ashley's studio to peek in and showcase her amazing talents of freestyle and creative ways to dress up your nails for your big day!
Please click on the link below!

------------->>>>>>>>>>>  Unique Nails <<<<<<<<<----------------

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Bloodlinefresh presents...... Fresher than your Average sneaker battle Pt 2

Bloodlinefresh are back at it again with their Fresher than your average sneaker battle! Boss Lady won the title the last time, will another female sneaker fiend win the next? To register you can come out to Rime NYC on May 11th to the pre-registration party:

or you can register here: http://ftyasneakerbattle.com/register/

Thursday, May 3, 2012

ILL Banger Fridaze

Had a hard week? Come thru to the ILL Banger every Friday and dance your troubles away! $10 at the door, $5 if you RSVP to illbanger@gmail.com